Enjoy Valentine's Day as a Parent13Feb
It’s almost time for our favourite loved up event of the year – Valentine’s Day. Just because you’re a mummy or daddy you shouldn’t have to miss out on the one day PDA (public display of affection) is acceptable!
Whether you want to spend the day with your little ones, or dedicate it to you and your partner, there are plenty of ways you can enjoy February 14th as a parent! Here are our favourites:
Mummy and Daddy Only
Opportunities for you and your other half to spend time alone may be few and far between, which is why it is important that you take advantage of the moments you spend with each other without your little bundles of joy.
So, forget the baby talk and children’s food and focus on you and your partner instead. Whether you want to stay in or go out, there are plenty of romantic options for you to choose from:
- Head to your favourite restaurant, cook up a delicious dinner or indulge in a take away, just make sure you enjoy a romantic meal with one another – and treat yourself to a starter, main and dessert to make up for all the leftover chicken nuggets you’ve had to eat!
- Take a trip to the cinema or theatre, or cosy up on the couch to watch a film or play. Need some movie inspiration? Our favourites include classics such as ‘Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown’, ‘When Harry Met Sally’, ‘Pride and Prejudice’, ‘The Notebook’ and ‘Love Actually.’
- We love the idea of returning to the places which are special for the both of you. If you can, trace your footsteps back to the location of your first date, the park you took your first romantic walk in and the place he proposed. Trust us, there is nothing more romantic than looking back on your most magical moments together.
It’s important to remember that your little ones are going to love Valentine’s just as much as mummy and daddy, so as well as spending some quality time alone, why not involve your little love bugs too?
Involve the Children
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to get creative with your little ones:
- Start the day with a Valentine’s themed breakfast. From heart shaped toast with jam to ruby red pancakes and strawberries, start how you mean to go on!
- As well as being great fun for both you and your little chef, baking also means that you end up with some gorgeous treats to share with your other half. We love the idea of cooking up some indulgent, child friendly red velvet cupcakes or simple heart shaped cookies. Use pink and red decorations to fit with the theme and make your goodies even more delicious.
- Spend the morning making cards for each other so that everyone in the family gets one! As always, make sure you a prepared for the guaranteed mess from this crafts session; place newspaper down and keep away from white furniture.
- If you have more than one little cupid, why not set up a Valentine’s treasure hunt? Hide heart shaped chocolates, pink sweets, strawberries and other red treasures around the house for your little ones to find.
Here at Izziwotnot, we think every parent should get to enjoy Valentine’s Day and we hope this is enough inspiration! We’d love to hear how you spend your Valentine’s Day this year, let us know what you plan on doing and if you have any other child friendly activities by tweeting us @Izziwotnot!